Back on March 24 I received several bags of scraps. I thought it would be fun to see how many donation quilts I could make from those scraps, I first sorted them into various piles. One of those piles was a 14 quart bin of warm colored scraps. I made a Streak of Lightning top and an Uneven Nine Patch top and then I still had some bits and pieces of scraps in that 14 quart bin of warm. So I made a lot of different blocks from the leftover warm scraps and now I only have warm scraps left for some slabs and crumb blocks.
First I made some Bear Paws that finish at 6 inches. I will make these as I go along when I have 4. 5and 2.5 inch scraps. They are going into the Parts Department and when I have a lot of them I will make some quilts.
More Bear Paws. For some of these I added in some 4.5 inch squares from the Parts Department.
Sixteen Patch Stars
I had some 4 inch squares left in the 14 quarts of warm. I also have a little drawer of 4 inch novelty squares from previous I Spy type swaps. So the warm squares got together with the novelty squares and a few Sixteen Patch Stars were born. I previously made four blocks from green scraps so if I make a purple and a blue block I should have enough for another nice donation quilt top.
With 2.5 and 2 inch scraps I was able to add a few Indian Hatchet blocks that finish at 4 inches to my collection. A vintage quilt was the inspiration for these blocks.
Also with 2.5 inch squares I was able to make some small Chips (Economy Blocks) to add to my collection. And whenever any project leaves me with 2.5 inch scraps I make Nine Patches for the Parts Department. At year end those will be made into quilts.
Whenever I have 3.5 inch scraps leftover I combine them with low volume scraps to make Four Patches or Uneven Nine Patches. More for the Parts Department!
I started making 3 inch project leftovers into Hollow Nine Patches. The Parts Department is growing!
I love blocks made from 1.5 inch scraps. I have a whole 14 quart bin of little 3 inch Nine Patches so I added in some more. And I started making some Rail Fence and Bit Coin blocks that will be new Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) projects. I like to have projects going for all sizes of scraps so I can make blocks with project leftovers instead of throwing leftovers in boxes and bags to sort later.
Two inch scraps get made into Four Patches.
And I added a couple more blocks to the RSC line up.
Some of the rest of the scraps in that 14 quart bin of warm got cut into squares for the Parts Department and if there was less than a square I made a little strip for a future Chinese Coins quilt. My box of these little strips is overflowing so I should probably make a quilt now...or maybe later.
Since the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color this month is red and I definitely used some red scraps I will link up with RSC ScrapHappy Saturday where all kinds of scrappy things are happening.